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Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:January 1, 1966
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Francoise Dorleac, Jack MacGowran, Iain Quarrier
Director:Roman Polanski
Producer:Gene Gutowski, Michael Klinger, Tony Tenser
Writer:Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski

Description: The fact that there isn't a single likeable character in Cul de Sac does not diminish its artistic value in the least. Ageing, furtively kinky Donald Pleasence is married to sexy young Francoise Dorleac. The couple's hermitlike tranquility is shattered when wounded gangsters Jack MacGowan and Lionel Stander invade their home and hold them hostage. As Dorleac urges her tremulous husband to do something, the two criminals begin behaving in a fashion that can only inadequately be described as eccentric. Drawing upon two of Polanski's favorite themes-isolation and latent insanity--Cul de Sac actually improves upon each viewing, assuming that the viewer has the intestinal fortitude to sit through it once.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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